News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 30 April – 6 May 2017
From around the Web
Leadership Development’s Epic Fail Sloan MIT Review, 1 May 2017
“Most leadership development programs have a critical weakness — they view leaders as sets of competencies, not individuals. The work of University of Chicago professor Linda Ginzel shows how this can change.”
The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem Charles Jennings, 2 May 2017
“We can’t and don’t transfer knowledge between people. We transfer information. A subtle but important distinction.”
3 Reasons Content Curation Matters for Everyone Stephen Walsh, 2 May 2017
“Curation means continuously filtering content from multiple sources to stay smart. Here’s why that matters, and why we made a tool to make it easier.”
Why so many companies get training wrong BBC, 3 May 2017
“Several studies show that employee training can be more problematic than productive. A 2010 McKinsey & Company report found just 25% of respondents felt that training programmes had a measurable improvement on performance. A 2015 study from online training company 24×7 Learning found that only 12% of employees apply new skills learned in training to their jobs.”
Learning and Development not valued by organizations Forbes, 5 May 2017
“Two-fifths of international organizations don’t have a global strategy for learning, according to recent survey of 200 learning and development (L&D) senior decision makers by Open University Business School.The Challenges of Global L&D survey also revealed that half of L&D decision-makers think learning is not seen as important and 42% lack direction from the top.”
From the MWL Magazine
This new model therefore requires a completely new organisational mindset about what workplace learning is all about and the role of L&D (and others within it). In other words workplace learning …
- is NOT all about L&D designing/delivering/managing learning interventions FOR employees to learn from
- it IS more about enabling and supporting employees to learn continuously for and by themselves – for, at and through work – and to take responsibility for their own self-improvement both to do their jobs (better) as well as to prepare themselves for the future.
Upcoming MWL Workshop
Next workshop runs 8 May – 2 June 2017
There will always be a need for organisational training, but this just needs to be more relevant and appealing for appealing for today’s workforce. This 4-week online workshop will help you to consider a number off ways to organise modern content and learning experiences – in line with the ways people now learn on the Web.
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Director, Centre for Modern Workplace Learning
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